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Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China
Chinese and Canadian Perspectives
Edited by Errol P. Mendes and Sakunthala Srighanthan
Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China focuses on the most challenging areas of discrimination and inequality in China, including discrimination faced by HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, rural populations, migrant workers, women, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities. The Canadian contributors offer rich regional, national, and international perspectives on how constitutions, laws, policies, and practices, both in Canada and in other parts of the world, battle discrimination and the conflicts that rise out of it. The Chinese contributors include some of the most independent-minded scholars and practitioners in China. Their assessments of the challenges facing China in the areas of discrimination and inequality not only attest to their personal courage and intellectual freedom but also add an important perspective on this emerging superpower.
Errol P. Mendes is professor of law at the University of Ottawa. He is the co-author or co-editor of five books, including Bridging the Global Divide on Human Rights: A China-Canada Dialogue (Ashgate, 2004), Between Crime and War: Terrorism, Democracy and the Constitution (Carswell, 2003), Global Governance, Economy and Law (Routledge, 2003), Towards a Fair Global Labour Market: Avoiding the New Slave Trade (Routledge, 1999), and the landmark constitutional law text The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Carswell, 1996).
Sakunthala Srighanthan is the project officer for the Canadian International Development Agency funded "Implementation of International Human Rights: Promoting Anti-Discrimination in China" project at the Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa.